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attention deficit hyperactivity disordernoun [U]

uk   /əˌten.ʃən ˌdef.ɪ.sɪt haɪ.pər.ækˈtɪv.ə.ti dɪˌsɔː.dər/  us   /əˌten.ʃən ˌdef.ɪ.sɪt haɪ.pɚ.ækˈtɪv.ə.t̬i dɪˌsɔːr.dɚ/ (abbreviation ADHD) UK
a condition in which someone, especially a child, is often in a state of activity or excitement and unable to direct their attention towards what they are doing Note: This condition is usually called 'attention deficit disorder' in the US.
(Definition of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指儿童的)注意力缺乏多动障碍…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指兒童的)注意力缺乏,過度活躍症,過動症…
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